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  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,306
    Somebody didn't even look at the manual. All that room above the boiler, connecting the steam main between the risers - the installer couldn't be bothered to do it right.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    edited July 2015


    The three 90 degree turns on the risers are cute.

    Good god man! Haven't you ever heard of swing joints? ;)

    He even used a genuine merchant coupling AND he spray painted only the iron as he obviously knew that when his solder joints start to fail it will take much less time not having to clean the paint off the copper to repair it. :s
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,987
    That's not an oops... that's an OH S&@T !!
    knucklehead!
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    And the moon lighter went back to morning job, making donuts
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    j a said:

    And the moon lighter went back to morning job, making donuts

    What was the reason they called you? This should be a hoot!
  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    This could lead the Wall of Shame .Seriously, what is up with people? Could you elaborate on this install...I'm so curious how "well" this worked.
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329
    BobC said:

    Somebody didn't even look at the manual. All that room above the boiler, connecting the steam main between the risers - the installer couldn't be bothered to do it right.

    Bob

    You can't fix stupid!

    Tell us more about this job...............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    OMG!
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    I will update as I can...that's only the boiler, The system was installed in the 1930 era. A quick walk thru shows signs of a poorly piped system...by the dead men...Takeoffs out of the 12 o'clock position, must have been low on 45s that day..Then enter mr. Handy dandy adding 10 foot lengths of baseboard with 3/4 in. run outs...This is a beautiful 3000 sq. ft. home in the Boston city area..Mr. Nicely paid home inspector missed all these MINOR details....Now a nice new young hard working family has to make a choice....I think it sucks
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    edited July 2015
    "A quick walk thru shows signs of a poorly piped system...by the dead men...Takeoffs out of the 12 o'clock position, must have been low on 45s that day"

    Now, now, let's not talk bad about the dead men. You never know, maybe they factored in the 5% loss and liked doing it that way ;)
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    The messenger is always the bad guy...
    jonny88RobG
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
  • Eastman
    Eastman Member Posts: 927
    The foundation looks nice.
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    What are the qualifications to become a home inspector.That guy should be held accountable as well as installer.As you said now it is the new home owners problem .What a complete s**t show.
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,081
    j a said:

    by the dead men...Takeoffs out of the 12 o'clock position, must have been low on 45s that day..

    My entire system is done this way. Every takeoff at the 12 o'clock position. I know it's wrong, but no way am I ripping the whole system out to fix it. Also it's quiet as a church mouse so I can't really complain. Even "wrong" things can work ok...SOMETIMES. That boiler piping is ugly though. Is it also oversized or did they get that part correct?
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    KC_Jones said:

    j a said:

    by the dead men...Takeoffs out of the 12 o'clock position, must have been low on 45s that day..

    My entire system is done this way. Every takeoff at the 12 o'clock position. I know it's wrong, but no way am I ripping the whole system out to fix it. Also it's quiet as a church mouse so I can't really complain. Even "wrong" things can work ok...SOMETIMES. That boiler piping is ugly though. Is it also oversized or did they get that part correct?
    We'll haven't quite got that far yet, just a quick 5 min. Walk thru...Sure systems out here work when they shouldn't, but how they work is another question..and what is the cost as far as overall system efficiency. I would guess not very good....You must have a lot of swing joints in your system, if they come off the 12 o'clock not only will it rain on your steam but what about pitch on the Takeoffs? How did they obtain that....I wouldn't like that in my house...
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    jonny88 said:

    What are the qualifications to become a home inspector.That guy should be held accountable as well as installer.As you said now it is the new home owners problem .What a complete s**t show.

    I think the home inspectors wake up on a particular day and put home inspector on the side of there truck, buy or steal a nice bright flash light and pad of paper with his new heading on it. Then go to sears and get a nice looking work shirt with his name and a stuff on it...Then orders a top Angie's award sticker on line and sticks that on his truck...Then writes up the biggest disclaimer you ever saw.....Now he's the man!!! before doing all that he was a steam installing expert, that's what it said on his prettied up truck......dead man stickers and all..Any home inspector that missed something as simple and as wrong this is a thief......
    jonny88HatterasguyRobG